Mo Town, Irish War Cry Seek Redemption in Wood
By Jordan Sigmon
It’s been 17 years since a Wood Memorial Stakes (GII) winner went on to win the Kentucky Derby (GI) (Fusaichi Pegasus) and before that there was a 19-year gap. This year, Irish War Cry and Mo Town will look to not only buck that trend, but also to rebound from disappointing finishes as favorites in each of their last starts.
Owned by Isabelle de Tomaso and trained by Graham Motion, Irish War Cry established himself as an early Derby favorite when he dominated a deep field in the Holy Bull Stakes (GII). The unbeaten son of Curlin was making his first start around two turns in that race after… (more)
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